Nested folders or (folders within folders) was first discovered during the beta testing of iOS 7. It’s the ability to put a folder into another folder on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
How come I can’t simply drag one folder and place it in another folder?
- The reason you can’t simply do this is because this is a glitch that can be activated by using a few quick movements on your device.
- iOS 7 folders weren’t intended to be used in this way.
Now in iOS 7, when you create a new folder you can add as many apps into that folder as you want. It may sound kind of pointless to be adding a folder into another folder, but it’s a great way to hide some apps you may not like and tuck them away in a nested folder.
How do I make a nested folder?
Follow these steps:
- Make sure you have two folders on your home screen.
- Hold your finger on one of the folders then immediately double press the home button.
- You will now see that your device is in wiggle mode and the folder that you held down is now greyed out.
- Tap on a folder that you would like to put the greyed out folder into.
- Press the home button once.
Now you will see your folder nested into another folder.
How do I remove the nested folder?
Follow these steps.
- Press and hold on the nested folder until you enter wiggle mode.
- Drag out the nested folder to remove it.
Above, I have prepared a short video to demonstrate how to do this.
It may take a few tries to be successful at nesting a folder because this trick requires fast movement on your device.
Thanks for reading my first article on AppDucate and good luck with nested folders in iOS 7.